About the Artist
Kelly Jean Conroy was born in 1983, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Growing up in New England she was raised by an artist mother who encouraged innovation and creativity. This maternal influence eventually led her to attain her BFA from Syracuse University in Art Education and Painting. She completed her MFA in Jewelry Metals from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2013. She is currently teaches metalsmithing at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, courses at Metalwerx and is an Adjunct Faculty member of Jewelry Metals at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Kelly’s work focuses on life cycles in nature within a jewelry format. Her specialties are enameling, working with natural materials: carving bone, piercing mother of pearl, and casting.